Caring for customers since 1974
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Our Story

CFC Interiors LTD was established in 1974 and today is one of Irelands leading Interior Design and Home Furnishing Retailers. With branches located in Cookstown, L’derry & Newtownabbey all 3 stores are now running successfully with the Cookstown branch being a Centre of Excellence for it’s Parker Knoll Upholstery display.

Each store is easily accessed with free car parking facilities. CFC is an independently ran family business leading the way with Interior Design and high quality affordable home furnishings in Northern Ireland.

With accolades such as Uslter Tatler Interior Design Store of the Year and Getting Married in Northern Ireland Best Wedding List provider, our award winning stores have something for everyone.

Departments include Cookshop & Giftware, Beds & bedroom furniture, Upholstery, Dining, Occasional, Carpets & Rugs, Outdoor Furniture & BBQ and of course Interior Design at the heart of the business. Selling leading brand names such as Denby and Stellar, Silent Night, Vi-Spring, Alstons, Parker Knoll, Stressless, Ulster Carpet Mills, Brintons & Weber to name but a few.

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Humble beginnings

Cookstown Furniture Centre was established, Norman Wilson & his wife Arlene purchased a house, yard and 1,000 sq ft building on Church Street Cookstown. Both came from farming backgrounds and decided to start in the Furniture Sales business.

In the beginning the mainly sold furniture & beds. They would close in the evening and the couple would go out and make their furniture delivery runs.

Thick & thin

CFC survived bomb threats, planning permission issues and a high rate of unemployment. Striving forward CFC pursued perfection to develop the business into what it is today. Just look at this newpaper article written on 7th February 1986. On 12th July 1984, CFC suffered a major setback when their premises were completely destroyed by a bomb. The fire blazed for 3 weeks.
 
After the second week, CFC moved to James Street in the centre of Cookstown until the following September, to offer a service to their existing customers. In September 1985, CFC re-opened on its original site with a newly built and extended premises.

Onwards

Expanding beyond its humble beginnings, CFC grew to add a Wedding List Department, Fabric Shop, Giftware Department & Interior Design Service. In 1992 it was decided to branch out and CFC opened a second CFC Interiors store in L’derry. In 1999 the L’derry branch was replaced by a new, much larger store in Campsie.

Norman & Arlene’s daughter Helen & 2 sons Paul & Stephen all came on board after deciding to get involved with the business. Helen runs HR & Giftware, Stephen manages all the stores and runs the Killymoon Bespoke Living outlet. Paul manages staff and sales.

the future

CFC Interiors kept branching out & in 2010 it opened a 3rd store opposite Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey. In 2013 Cookstown Store got a major overhaul and added many new departments to it’s list.

The combined size of all these stores is in excess of 100,000 sq ft. With it’s price promise, 80 strong staff and high quality items behind them, it is no wonder they are considered one of the top Furniture Retailer in Northern Ireland